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    February 22, 2013
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clear skies. mostly sunny today. temperatures 60s and a few high clouds. not big. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up morns on 2. >> also coming up, the announcement came just 30 minutes ago. a judge in south africa decides if the olympic track star charged with murder should be released on bail anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich.
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. a hit and run crash involving a vta bus. what investigators have that could reveal what really happened on a bu south bay road. >> >> announcement a courtroom came just 30 minutes ago. a judge makes a major announcement involving the track star charged with murder. >> a deadly overnight crash on the peninsula. the police searching for answers after a busy road is shut down. >> we are live at san francisco city college where student protesters have just wrapped up talks after spending the night inside a campus building. we will tell you what they are fighting for next. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >> good morning.
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welcome to mornings on two. >> it's friday, february 22nd. developing news from san jose. police are searching for a hit and run driver they say crashed into a bus. matt keller is live from the scene to talk about what happened. >> reporter: good morning. in just the past couple minutes we watched as a tow truck came and hooked up to the vta bus. you can see there is a lot of damage done to the front right wheel and passenger entrance. police say this was a hit and run. car ran a red light here and smashed into the bus. 13 passengers were on the bus. one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >> 13 passengers didn't have any injuries which is great. we are glad for that and they were able to go onto their destination on the next bus. >> reporter: police say the driver of the car took off after the crash. we are told the car was damaged
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and towed away. the vta will look at the video from surveillance cameras on the bus and do an investigation of the crash. the next step is for the tow truck to take this bus to the vta yard, traffic here on capitol is open in all directions. reporting live. matt keller. >> thank you. now to the breaking news we first reported half an hour ago on ktvu. murder defendant oscar pistorius is being released on bail. here have the bail conditions. he cannot go back to his home. he must give up his passport and turn in over a million dollars south african ran which is a round 13,000 american dollars. the next court date is june 4th. >> reporter: good morning. to you. another thing that he will have to do under his bail condition
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is report to a police station every monday and every friday. i'm sure those are conditions he considers much better than what the alternative could have been as he was waiting for nearly two hours today during his hearing to decide what the magistrate would say about his bail. the magistrate went back and forth outlining why the court, prosecution's case was strong and then talking about what the defense was able to do to poke holes in the idea. in the end what we heard is that he will be allowed out on bail before his trial that will start in a few months. prosecutors had worked for four days in court to try to paint him as a killer who planned the murder of his girlfriend. the defense tried to poke holes in the case and it has been a week of developments for everything. what happened today with the magistrate talking was in different. when we went into this thinking the guidance it would be a 15 minutes or so before the
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magistrate said whether there would be a bail or not. instead it was two hours. we saw the defendant, we are told emotional during this time, sometimes just sat looking down, was looking down but other times he was tearful. there was a great celebration yes that came from the courtroom at the time that the magistrate finally made his decision. we don't know if we will see him later today. we are still watching closely. that courtroom to see what is next. >> and i do want to say the lead investigator was dismissed from the case yesterday because he was brought up on attempted murder charges. how will have that effect the trial? >> reporter: we saw the judge -- the magistrate critical of the fact that he had those -- that he had been part of that and that was a part of the story. he also -- was so extensive in going back and forth in both ways that it wasn't the major reason that he listed. he said that the prosecution
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had failed to outline that the defendant was a flight risk so that was a factor that came into play. you can't assume he was on the defendant's a's pointed out what he called a lot of him probablyibles in the story, why did he go toward what he thought was an intruder, why did he not work a little more to see where his girlfriend was when he told her to call for help as he talked about in his affidavit. this magistrate was very clear in saying he was not talking about whether or not the defendant is guilty, just that he thought he should not continue to be held until the trial. >> all right. thank you. joining us live from washington with more on this story. we will continue to follow obviously throughout the day. >> all right. time is 7:05. the police search goes on in las vegas this morning for the suspect in yesterday morning's deadly shooting on the vegas strip that killed an oakland native. the aspiring rap ewas shot and
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killed while driving his car. investigators say shots were fired from a black range rover. it started with an argument in the valet area of a hotel and then continued to the strip. we talked to the victim's father. >> like someone has taken a bat and hit you in the back of your head. it's the worst feeling and -- it's bad. it's just bad. >> reporter: after the shots were fired cherry's car smashed in to a taxi and then burst into flames killing two people inside. again that investigation continues. >> happening now student demonstrators are waking up on the campus of city college. they occupied a building in a protest that started late yesterday. we are live to let you know what prompted this take over and the police reaction to it. >> reporter: good morning.
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the students have been meeting for the past hour and they just received word that the chancellor, they are going to wait to see if she will meet with them on monday. so they will stay here until they hear from her whether or not that's a thumbs up. in the meantime you can see that there are about two dozen protesters here at the hall and they are in a fight to save this community college. students spent the night in their sleeping bags on the floor or on chairs. this after attending a 12:30 rally yesterday afternoon where dozens took turns talking while city college's chief of police looked on. students say there has been a lack of open communication between students and the administration which is imposing cuts to student services and school staff to try to fend off the possible closure of the cool. >> commission, the aacjc is actually giving way more sanctions than other regional boards and we have a lot of questions because it receives funding for instant from the lumina foundation which is tied
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to the student loan industry. we think a lot of these attacks on the school are from the right wing agenda that wants to see the school go down for online universities. >> reporter: they are also angry about a meet that never happened and we are told the chancellor was out of town. the school has until march 15th to submit a plan to avoid closing but a special trustee for city college said in january the school would likely miss that deadline. the report must show they are taking steps to reduce an to many campuses and a high faculty cost. the students are milling about. they sane will hold out waiting to hear from the chancellor if she will meet with them on monday. they say one of their demands has been met that they will be able to hold town hall forums on campus here in order to
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discuss the issue look at it more closely. we are here live in san francisco. >> thank you. sal is back. you have been busy this morning. i don't think we are having friday light. >> yeah. it's not exactly friday light. it's better than it normally is. i mean you can take some consolation in that. it's backed up for a little bit of a delay. if it holds true and there are no crashes we could see that friday light return by eight. we will see it's backed up now just almost to the 880 over crossing. that's about an eight to ten minute delay. there is no problems on the bridge. we are looking at the drive if you are going in san francisco and the traffic there looks good. i want to mention the traffic between haywood and fremont has been righter than usual heading south a little bit of slowing just after a street heading south. >> thank you. very happy friday morning. mostly clear skies, cold, 30s, 40s and temperatures today very
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close to yesterday's readings, since tuesday when it was in the upper 40s we have rebounded slowly on some of the highs, very quiet ttern,sun today, mostly sunny, breezy, clouds saturday morning, weak system, maybe light rain. i don't think it'll do much but give us some partly cloudy skies and cool and breezy. next week looks quiet. sunny and warm. maybe very warm by this time next week. everything will be in the middle of the country or back east. a huge system like a double barrel low will rotate around back in the northeast and through the great lakes while the west coast sits quiet and dry. we could use rain. february 20th dryest in san francisco. that's not good after a very, very dry january. san rafael 60, san francisco up just one. 61 concord. little on the cool side. 62 though today. lots of 30s around fairfield. coldest i have seen was ken
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wood. there is a lot of 33's, so it runs cooler tan that when you are seeing here. also sunnyvale. livermore 35. the system on tuesday was kind of this big, now it's this big. there was just a lot of snow kansas city yesterday. much of the plains, now up in minneapolis, snow back in to the great lakes, mixed precipitation and then severe weather into the southeast. that's a big, big system. our weather pattern is very, very quiet. that system there will increase clouds and low clouds late tonight and tomorrow. today sunny. slightly warmer than cool it down on saturday. system staying north and east of us. we will be on the western edge. patchy low clouds, i haven't seen them form. breezy but nothing compared to yesterday. 60s on the temperatures, upper other's, low 60s. low average, getting close to it for this time of year. look for cool, breezy pattern if you are heading to the parade. i don't think it'll be warm.
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that's for sure. temperatures probably even settling in the upper 40s. after saturday, sunday and early next week looks good. >> thank you. what is happening today to avoid the automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect in a week and how they could create a travel nightmare at airport across the country. >> i have never scared off airman tape lion before using a helicopter. >> how a helicopter saved a man's life in placer without ever touching the ground. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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popular stevens trail. the hiker made a frantic 911 call saying the lion was moving in on him. the pilots found him franticly waving a flash light with a mountain lion standing 20 feet away. the sound of the chopper probably saved the man's life. >> i have never scared off a mountain lion with a helicopter. >> i shudder to think what would have happened if he didn't have his cell phone. >> a state fish and wildlife warden later went to put up warning signs but was forced to shoot and kill the mountain lion when it aggressively approached him. >> the fbi ended the search of a well, they were looking for possible victims ever two serial kill canners. they started searching last month after the convicted killer told them that he and his late accomplice dumped bodies of their victims there
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years ago. the fbi said that no human remains were found in the well. the fbi is caught up in the middle of a sex scandal. the fbi issued a memo to employees hoping to crack down on inappropriate behavior. some agents sent explicit photographs and texts on blackberries. a worker planted a bug in their boss's office, another was arrested in a child porn sting operation. another one was suspended after paying for sex at a massage parlor. >> there is potential new trouble for santa clara supervisor. the mercury news report there is are new questions about his financial dealing with a university in sunnyvale. according to the investigation he may have misrepresented a consulting fee that he collected from the university when he filled out a reporting
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form. the university faces it's own troubles because of its reported history of donating to politicians in an attempt to gain favors. the supervisor is already under investigation for alleged expense account abuses. abuses. a jury will get the corruption case against the former mayor of bell california. he is among six former officials accused of misusing funds. . >> we are just a week from feeling the effects of automatic government spending cuts. we are in the washington dc newsroom with a look at how the cuts and the proposals could affect us. >> reporter: dave sequestration will force most federally funded programs to cut back by
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10%. the white house office of management and budget reports border security would be cut back by $581 million, if california has a natural disaster getting help from fema would be hard, they would be cut by 375 million and homeland security said expect to wait another hour to get through airport security. tsa faces more than $300 million in cuts. house republicans voted twice to pass legislation that included what they called common sense cuts. they cut out overlap in government agencies and what they consider wasteful spending but the senate didn't vote ont. the senate proposes 110 billion in cuts and tax increases over the next decade but their plan allows sequestration to take effect the beginning of next year. >> let's have a vote. you want to vote no? that's your right.
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the american people deserve a vote. >> reporter: and jobs are at stake in california. a new report suggests that more could be lost than first thought. we will break down the numbers when we see you next. live in washington. >> all right. now she just told you if the cuts take effect one week from today travelers expect log jams at airports. that's because like other government employees tsa screeners would be forced to take occasional furlough days. the report said that could lead to more wait times by up to an hour at the busiest checkpoints. airfares by the way are heading up. delta increased the price of tickets purchased seven or fewer days before traveling. the price went up between four and ten dollars. it's the 4 the time that an airline has tried raising prices but it's the first time others matched it. one reason may be the short
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time between buying and traveling mostly targets business travelers who may have a company paying for the airfare. >> this morning japan said it knows what caused some of the problems with the boeing 787. investigators say fuel leaks were caused by a switch that didn't work and faulty taping to blame for cracked cockpit glass. but investigators are still looking into the more serious battery problems. all dream liner flights have been canceled since the middle of last month. united said its removing all it's boeing 787's from its flight schedule through early june. united said it could put them back in service on its flights between tokyo and denver in late may but that would only happen if the cause of battery problems is found and fixed before that. today boeing is meeting with the faa to propose a temporary
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fix that could get some some flying again. >> new this morning, just hours ago a medical helicopter carrying a crew of three crashed right there in oklahoma city. two crew members died, a third one is in the hospital in critical condition. the witnesses say the helicopter was leaving a hospital heading back to its home base. neighbors say they heard a loud explosion and they saw the smoke and the flames. one person on the ground suffered minor injuries. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. >> the big event tomorrow night in san francisco. we are getting ready. steve paulson will say if you will need the umbrella or a warm jacket. >> and new research about the pesky mosquitoes. . >> good morning. highway 4, that looks good but it's a little bit slow as you drive through the antioch area. we will tell you more about the morning drive and the bay weather.
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. a project is about to get started to remove potentially dangerous trees from san francisco's golden gate park. they plan to cut down 150 trees that are in danger of falling. falling trees and limbs have damaged 61 cars in the past five years. three people were also hurt last year when a branch fell on them. the hazardous trees will be removed over the next month and will be replaced with new ones. >> this will make you feel good. if you reply on mosquito spray to keep them away you may be in trouble. there is a new study suggesting mosquitoes may be getting more resistant to bug spray. the study particularly focused on one of the most widely uses sprays. it said insects have learned how to ignore it after the first smell. the expects say there is good effective alternatives though.
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they include sprays containing an oil or the acid3535. >> worry about them pretty soon. coming up this spring but right now traffic. let's check in with sal and see what's happening. >> south bay, westbound 237, see a little bit of slow traffic in some of these areas but it's not as bad as it normally is. there is a bit of slowing here. after that it moves well over to highway 101. also, this morning we are looking at interstate 880 in oakland both directions, no major problems as you drive past the coliseum. let's talk about the san mateo and dunbarton bridge. no major problems there. getting out to the peninsula and highway 101. >> thank you. clear sykes, temperatures, 30s, 40s, end up mostly sunny, nice today upper 50s, low 60's.
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haze in the air. not as bad as yesterday. quiet pattern. there is the system to the north that will clip northern california saturday morning giving us some clouds, forecast for san francisco today starting off 45, ending at 58, slightly warmer but a little below average for the time of year but sunny. lows this morning we talked about still lots of 30s inland. napa33, lots of 30s but we will rebound and have in this temperatures. that system to the north just a little cooldown on saturday but i don't think it'll do much else. 50s and 60s on the temperatures, we will look at the extended in a few minutes. >> thank you. she went to prison for planting a finger in a bowl of chili. now another body part has put the same woman in jail. >> a busy roadway remains shut down as police investigate a fatal accident. what police are saying now
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about possibly reopening the road. >> and live in san francisco where police are warning the chinese community about a scam that goes back at least a year. we will tell you about the scam how to protect yourself.
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deadly accident. we are live on bayshore road with more on when this road could reopen. >> reporter: good morning. last estimate i got from police is that 8:30, probably is the soonest this roadway is going to reopenf. you take a look you can see investigators still out here trying to recreate what happened. they have been taking measurements since before the sun came up trying to figure out how this person lost control on this roadway. this is where we are standing at the start of kind of where this accident happened. the roadway turns and it's on the other side of this roadway where this car ended up. i can show you video of the vehicle and i will take you through what happened. this morning the vehicle with one person inside came down bayshore road. for some reason the driver lost control. she hit a fire hydrant and a power pole and was ejected from the car and killed.
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the car kept ongoing down the road before it came to a stop in front ofa a public storage facility on bayshore. since them this roadway has been shut down as police investigate. this is a fairly busy road. we have been running in to people trying to get to their businesses. apparently there are a lot of catering companies. we talked to one person who was trying to get to rush hour catering. she said they were worrying about getting to customers. >> we do catering so we will cater a breakfast right now. >> reporter: so you need all your stuff. >> yeah. i don't know how we will. >> reporter: you just hope another officer comes in. >> yeah. >> reporter: back live. another officer did come and escorted her on into her company so she could get to work and we have seen that company be able to wheel stuff out to continue on with their day. again, as you can see here the
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investigation is continuing. now that they have daylight they are continuing to take the measurements and the best estimate we got for when it'll reopen is about 8:30 and -- they said just to warn you that would be the earliest. just to give you the perspective. this is right next to 101, the northbound direction right before you get on to the 84 exit and they say this is very, very busy usually at this time of day so certainly a lot of people having to go around. live in redwood. ktvu channel 2news. >> thank you. overnight news there are a lot of unanswered questions about a crash in newark that hurt one woman. it happened around midnight at dairy and magnolia. the woman's car hit two parked cars before hitting a tree. she was rushed to the hospital but we don't know her condition. police are not revealing much but they say they are investigating the possibility that another car left the scene of the crash.
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san jose's infamous chi li if any lady is back in jail accused of cooking up a new story. she went to prison for planting a finger in a bowl of chili in a scheme to extort money. now she is a accused of lying to protect her adult son. the two made up a story about two men shooting her son but police later found evidence that he shot himself. her son has a previous burglary conviction and isn't allowed to own a gun. >> all over the country today the president's nonprofit group is holding events in support of the president's gun violence reduction plan. this day of action is the first national mobilization since the group was launched back in january. volunteers who helped reelect the president are trying to help his get policies through
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congress. today's events include rallies, phone banks banks and vigils. three cities plan to hold a gun buy back tomorrow. menlo and palo alto will join east palo alto for the gun buy back at city hall. it's from ten to two. authorities will pay from one hundred to $300. it depends on the type of gun. we entity undercover to investigate the booming assault weapon business in reno. that story coming up for you at 7:45. >> new this morning san francisco police are issuing a warning to the asian community. there is a scam targeting older chinese people. brian flores is in san francisco to explain how the scammers are preying on victims. >> reporter: good morning. this is a scam that actually we have been reporting for several months. this has been going at least
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for a year. it's targeting the community. san francisco police are hoping that the community hears what the scam is about so they can protect themselves, especially with the parade just around the corner. the latest scam happened in january. what it is -- it involves three or four women. they approach an unsuspecting woman alone on foot. now in some instances the suspects will tell the victim that one of them is sick or cursed and that the only way to get rid of it is to have the victim's valuables blessed. the victim will give the valuables to the suspects, they will put them in a bag and then hold a type of ceremony and then switch the bag giving the victims a lot of worthless items. it's happened to at least 50 victims in the bay area and they believe it's continuing to grow. >> what it is, it's a group of mostly women, several times
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there is been one man involved. they will contact a victim here in the city about half the time elder victims. >> reporter: police also say there have been arrests but they want the community to know about this scam. so far six people in may and four people last november but police say it just continues and the suspects mostly from china. they say we are also hearing cases like this in las vegas, new york, chicago, boston and seattle. again we are expecting some type of press conference or meeting discussing this scam around 12 or one this afternoon. we are live. brian flores. >> thank you. the largest chinese new year parade takes place tomorrow night in san francisco. always love those. city hall was in a festive mood
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with the traditional dragon dance. the mayor said according to tradition an attribute to the year of the snake is romance. you can see it tomorrow night starting at six. it'll be hosted by julie. we will stream the parade live on your smart phone and tablet and dave may send out a tweeter. >> i may. i will be taking pictures. >> great. i'm out of here. >> you having a good time? >> we are seeing some slow traffic there. this is a look at 80 westbound. yes to answer your question. this is one of the better ones. 80 westbound as you head out to the maze. no major problems. as i look at the chp list we aren't seeing a lot of collisions reported. let's go to the bay bridge. you can see that traffic
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continues to look nice. the morning drive isn't bad if you are driving on the bridge. as we look at contra costa, westbound highway 4. slow through antioch and part of pittsburgh. >> all right. sun, cold this morning. 30s, 40s. clear skies, the one rain here last tuesday and that may be it for the rest of the month. a weak system coming in tomorrow that may give a little bit of rain to the north. i would think lake but for the bulk after that everything says nope. no more rain. it's -- shaping up to be a -- just incredible next seven to ten days for the rest of the country but quiet here. i will have sun today. few high clouds but temperatures are coming up. san rafael yesterday 60, 62 today. lots of sun. 57 to 58 concord, up two. to 63 and san jose up four from yesterday's 58, 62 today. 30s for many including san
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jose. 34 not far toward loss g atos. still cold. 45 san francisco, one of the warmest spots, that was pretty good. we had hail, snow on the peaks, quarter to half inch of rain has turned in to a dooty. it left a foot of snow some areas. still snowing minneapolis, mixed precipitation, more snow and then severe weather in to the deep south. it looks like what you see will will be the pattern over the next seven to ten days. there could be a lot of active weather and not much here. if you have travel plans keep that in mind. we will get that little system tomorrow. today sunny. dry, slightly warmer pattern. not a lot. then tomorrow back off but most of it stays north to east. cooler pattern in the morning and then it'll turn cool, sunny
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and mild. 50s, 60s but after tuesday's upper 40s we have recovered a little bit. we will level off. cool it so bundle up tomorrow night. may start off in the low 50s but will stay in the upper 40s. temperatures on the brisk side. sunday we start to warm up again. we will take that into most next week. >> thank you. final touches being made ahead of this sunday's oscars in hollywood. we are live at the theater with a preview of the big star studded event. good morning. >> reporter: it's the oscars this sunday? totally forgot. good morning to you and everybody at the bay area. we will show you a little bit of what's going an at this very moment. about 30 minutes ago they stripped the white plastic off the red carpet so look at this. i feel like a star already. the plush red carpet. they probably aren't happy with me walking around it.
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they want it to be perfect for the stars this coming sunday. you know around the corner you can't see it from here but you can see the life sized oscar statue. lucky for you our cameras turned the corner for you. following the lane down. yesterday life sized otherso cars were put around the entrance. crews have been putting in place one by one the golden statutes and leaving the covering to keep them clean until the big day. have you wondered where the stars hang out before going on stage? this is the oscars green room courtesy of architectural digest. they tried to capture the glamour of old hollywood. shame to think they will tear it down after the oscars, i would move in. okay and you know people are betting on the oscars. people bet on everything. so what are the categories of the biggest bookies watching?
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it's pretty much a conclusion that daniel day lewis will win for best actor. they are giving him overwhelming roads to win. the long shot is kendell washington. for best actress jennifer lawrence while the long shot -- [inaudible] and the long -- the big category best picture, argo isn't the odds on favorite while beast and more have basically no expectations to win. if you are wondering who makes up the voting members of the academy for the oscars, 94% are white, 70% are male and the average age is 62. that's the latest from here. >> parading on the red carpet. hope you don't get in trouble.
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the crane collapse on the bay bridge project. how it happened and why it could have been a lot worse. one of the largest manhunts in california history. the police hunch started the search for christopher dorner. get whatever you want, baby.
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. stocks opening higher after a two day decline. among the top gainers, hp up over 10%. american international group is up 4%. it's results also came in better than the market expected. taking a live look at the big board the dow up 57, still below 14,000. nasdaq up 11, s and p up four.
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google's newest laptop is upscale compared to earlier versions. the new version called the pixel has a high resolution touch screen display but no hard drive. it does include free data storage on the cloud. it's starting price is $1,300. earlier books have been marketed as computers for families with starting prices as low as $200. technology hardware start ups are booming in san francisco and down the peninsula. san francisco business times reports that convenient they are focusing from new software to hardware. part of the reason is the example set by apple. marrying software with elegant hardware. another big reason is the cost of starting a hardware company has dropped in the last few years. >> the investigation starts of a dramatic crash of a crane at the bay bridge. pam cook is here to tell us who is looking into what happened. >> it is now a federal
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investigation for a number of reasons. now four workers were at the base of the new bridge tower at the time the crane collapsed. we heard from the united states department of labor about the safety issues that are now being raised. the coast guard will also likely be part of the investigation since the coast guard boat and helicopter were first on the scene. there are also witnesses we talked to who may be questioned about what happened. >> you heard a very loud crash which sounded like metal falling. one of the cranes went over and one didn't. the crane onto barge toppled over. the noise was huge and the metal coming down was loud. >> you can take a look for yourself. we put together a slide show and video of the crane collapse. go to the website, look for the bay area news tab. fortunately nobody was seriously hurt in that incident. the opening of the new bay bridge span set for labor day weekend won't change. investigators say it could take six months to determine any
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penalties or fines. >> all right. fremont seven people recovering this morning after a multivehicle car crash. five vehicles were involved including that pickup truck that landed on its roof. happened about 7:00 last night. authorities say the pickup truck was carrying concentrated pool cleaning supplies and it spilled out there on to the road. hazmat team had to clean it up. there is a warning to if you bought cars or had car repair work or service work done at the mercedes dealership in walnut creek. thousands of personal files have been stolen. coming up, what you can do to protect your identity and what the car dealership is trying to do to accommodate customers. >> california has some of the toughest gun laws in the country including a ban on assault weapons but there is a growing number of illegal weapons coming into the state. many of them are from nevada
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where they are very few restrictions on firearms. we went undercover at a gun show in reno, one weapon sale, an ar15 was used in the new town shooting and talk of a possible national ban has made the guns march particularly popular. >> this is the ar15. >> yeah. >> that's a hot seller. >> yeah. >> just bought it. every girl needs a nice ar15. >> california residents who buy a gun in nevada must have it shipped from a federally licensed dealer to one in california and of course that's only for gun that are legal to own in california. if you have an idea for a ktvu special report e-mail us. send your tip to i report at ktvu.com. and there is word from los angeles this morn that a police hunch led totman hunt for christopher dorner. he was fire from the police department in 2009 for making false statements against his
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training officer. this officer said that she had a nagging feeling that it was dorner who killed a couple earlier this month for revenge against the woman's father, a former police captain and one of the people he blamed for his dismissal. investigators soon found a manifesto he posted online and though he is dead that training officer said she still is fearing for her life and has not yet returned home. >> family and friends of a girl said good-bye to the young homicide victim. the 13-year-old was laid to rest during a very emotional ceremony yesterday. she attended green valley middle school in fairfield. the school plans to hold a fundraising dinner for her family tomorrow. the man accused of killing her pleaded not guilty to murder charges. you are looking at a picture of 32-year-old anthony lamar jones from an earlier court
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appearance. he is accused of sexually assaulting killing her and leaving her at a park. he is eligible for the death penalty if convicted. he is due back in court next week. >> celebrating the life of a big part of the los angeles lakers o. how friends and family remembered the nba hall of famer. >> and violence on the vegas strip claims a former oakland resident. the latest on the search for answers.
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. the personal information of three thousand customers could be at risk after thieves broke in to the mercedes dealership in walnut creek. it wasn't cars they were after. they stole thousands of personal files instead. a phone message was sent to customers but some say the warning didn't come soon enough. >> it's one of those things
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it's not immediately scary, it's something where you just always worry and wait to see what will happen. you just can't feel comfortable in that situation. >> the company said that they will help affected customer was the free credit monitoring service and a consultation with fraud experts. >> hundreds of people gathered in los angeles paying final respects to la lakers owner jeremy bus. >> if i could have everybody stand up and put your l's up for dr. bus. put your l's up for the man. >> that was magic johnson there. fascinating picture there. private memorial was held yesterday afternoon at the nokia theater. the hall of famer died from kidney failure and a long battle from cancer. he was one of the most well known teams in the league. >> very talented man. the lakers are doing well. >> let's check in with sal and
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see what's happening on the roads. anyone struggling? >> not like the lakers. let's look at the drive. the traffic will be busy but not all that bad. we have seen nice improvement here. it's backed up for maybe an eight to ten minute delay. it's only backed up to the end of the parking lot and the metering lights are on. the traffic looks good along the northbound 101 as you approach the 80 split. livermore between the -- pass -- and 680. only about 22 minutes which isn't that bad. if you are driving on the freeway between haywood this drive is about 22 minutes as well. >> we have clear skies there. not as much of a breeze for some. yesterday was breezing but some of the higher elevations a good gust but it'll be sunny today.
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30s and 40s. there are still cold numbers. but for a few high clouds, tonight it's a dry forecast. that system will stay north and east of us. back today sunny, still northwest breeze. sunny mild, maybe a few patchy low clouds but that breeze out of the northwest. near average, slightly below but we will cool it down. lot of clouds in the morning. sunday, monday, tuesday looks sunny to mostly sunny. >> murder defendant oscar pistorious release from a jail in south africa. >> he has made a case to be released on bail. >> the three words he said in court, plus a statement just released by the family of the
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girl friend he is a ceuss of killing. >> a hit and run crash involving a vta bus. what investigators have that could lead them to the wanted driver. >> we are live at san francisco city college where students say they have no intention of leaving their sit in. we will tell you what they are asking the chancellor for when mornings on two continues. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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. we have developing news. police are busy searching for a hit and run driver involved in an early morning crash into a bus. matt keller is live now at the scene. you are there and you are talking to investigators about catching the driver. >> reporter: yeah. the accident happened at the intersection behind me here. capitol and tulle. it's a busy road. it was a hit and run with the driver leaving behind a heavyly damaged car. we just watched as the tow truck took the bus about 30 minutes ago. you can see the damage done to the front right wheel and passenger entrance. its being taken to be repaired give investigators a chance to look at the video for the bus.
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>> there will always been an investigation. we understand what happened and that way we can clear our bus operator. >> reporter: police say the driver of a car ran a red light and hit the bus and ran from the scene. 14 passengers were on the bus, one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the bus was going to palo alto transit center. the remaining 13 were able to catch the next bus to their defendantation. reporting live in san jose. matt keller. ktvu. >> yesterday we reported that the nonprofit ocean protection group found a third of seafood sold nationwide in stores and restaurants was not what it was said to be. in the report we showed video of the grill in san francisco in error. tattage grim grill was not identity as a restaurant involved with the miss labeling
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of that fish more did we intend to suggest that. >> it's 8:00 and the wake of the blade runner getting bail we are now hearing from the family of his dead girlfriend. her uncle said he is relieved that the bail hearing is over but this is still a very sad time for the family. emily is live with the tense scene that happened inside the courtroom and it's very small room i understand and pretty stuffy. >> reporter: talk about the tension in that room. we were listening for almost two hours as this magistrate laid out first one side of what was strong and week weak and
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then going to the other side. think about what oscar must have thought. in the end for the pay off for oscar was the fact that he would be released on bail. there are conditions. he is not allowed to have his passport, he can't go near airports, he can't go near the crime scene and has to report to a police station every monday and every friday. the fact is that he is not in jail as he certainly could have been until the trial. that is something that we are -- seeing develop there. we have been told that he has now left the court. that he was driven away in a car. you heard about that statement from his family. it's unknown what will happen next. what we will hear from him. he is not due back in court again until june 4th. you can see the convoy. i want to show you a live picture. think of the attention focused on him. two weeks ago he was considered a hero as an athlete who had done so well. a week ago is when we learned
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about the murder of his girlfriend. today after four days of intense bail hearing he is let free on bail for about $1,112,000 in united states dollars. something that everybody is watching to see what happens next in that case. one really important thing, this magistrate said he wants ruling on the guilt or innocence in general with that charge of murder. he was saying he didn't think that the fact was there to keep him in jail until the trial. >> just a fascinating story. interesting scene with a lot of pictures of the folks following him. all right. live with more on this case. thank you. an oakland family is in mourning after their loved one was targeted in a shooting on the las vegas strip. the 27-year-old ken cherry junior seen here in a music video was shot while driving yesterday. the suspect who was in a black
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range rover is still on the loose. the confrontation started with an argument in the valet area of a hotel. it then continued on to the strip. we talked to cherry's father who said his son was an asuperioring rapper with no criminal record. >> i just have to go deal with it. i have to mourn his death behind some stupidity. >> the car hit a taxi that burst into flames killing the cab's driver and passenger. we will go live to las vegas later with the latest on the search for the suspects. >> happening now in san francisco, dozens of student demonstrators at city college are waking up after taking over a campus building in a protest that started late yesterday. tara has been there since 4:30. you are back now to tell us how the take over started how the police have reacted. >> reporter: students stay they are tired of getting the run
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around from their chancellor and have no intention of leaving the hall until they get word that the chancellor is willing to meet with them on monday. students spent the night this their sleeping bags here after attending a 12:30 rally at city college's chief of police looked on. they say there is been a lack of open communication between students and the administration which is imposing cuts to services and staff in an effort to fend off the possible closure of the school. they say they want their administration to call on city hall for help among other things. >> take a public statement say that the commission is misusing its powers right now and imposing on ccsf. >> now the school has until march 15th to submit a plan to avoid closure. a special trustee for city colleague said they would likely miss the deadline. the report must show they will taking steps to reduce the number of campuses and high non-
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instructional faculty costs. you can see that campus police are here. they are still waiting for word on when they may be able to go and that may hinge upon the word of these folks behind me received with regards to the chancellor meeting with them monday. we are live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2news. >> thank you. we want to check in with sal and you said that it's not quite friday light, little better. >> little better than normal. westbound bay bridge and some of the drives better than normal and let's go out and take a look at some of the pictures. 880 hasn't become crowded like it normally does. you see this picture and this morning we are looking good there. are no major problems. bay bridge toll plaza. that's getting better. it's backed up to about the middle of that parking lot. that's a five minute delay. you wait longer and you will see this empty out into san
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francisco. if you are driving on the freeway we have been looking at that and the livermore area. we are not -- traffic keeps getting better. 20 minutes grant line over to 680. it's 24 minutes from 238. let's go to steve. >> thank you. happy friday. interesting tweet from george, he said did you use the d word? the d word would be not for dave, not or dancing or dining, that would be for drought. we had good rain but february will be almost as bad, not as bad but almost as bad as january. if march isn't good we will go into next year probably say that word but i have seen out about eight or nine days and it doesn't look promising. we will see. sun today breezy, cooler saturday, a system dropping in that give us a lot of low clouds, maybe very light rain. lake county, mainly cooler and breezy but then we turn around
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sunday for warmer and next week looks quit. sunny and warm. by this time next week i could say forecasted highs in the low 70s. today high pressure winds out. everything goes north. temperatures will rebound. we had a very cold tuesday. upper 40s and hail and snow. 45 san francisco to start. 54 high today of 58 degrees. you can see where the jet stream is, storm track up and over and dives in to the northern plains, deep south. the northeast looks like that will be the trend for a while. 30s and 40s. 45 in san francisco, 30s starting to rebound. not far from antioch. very seen upper 30s, low 40s. san jose was 37 and a lot of 33's, atherton, also in the santa cruz mountains, it's still cold. that system did leave behind a lot of cold air on tuesday. now we are seeing warmer temperatures and with sun today temperatures are coming up. we loose a little bit of that north wind. still lots of sun.
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it's a dry forecast. tonight we will see increase and that system. the bulk of it, stay north and east. we will get clouds saturday morning and cooler temperatures and then after that it's out of the picture. cool and breezy. patchy low clouds, they didn't form but breezy airtimes, mainly higher elevations but not as bad. upper 50s, low 60s. it's 27 in clear lake. 64 in gilroy, 62 santa cruz. little cooler saturday, maybe cloudy to mostly cloudy and then clearing out. sunday morning will be cold but then sunny and we will go into monday and tuesday. >> thank you. a very different forecast of course and in other parts of the country. a major winter snowstorm heading toward the northeast. the storm hit 20 states dumping as much as 14 inches of snow. the conditions stranded many driver was some having to get out and push their vehicles. it also canceled school and interrupted legislative
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sessions in some states. and conditions are also terrible at airports in the area and wichita kansas a plane got stuck after the pilot made a wrong turn onto an unplowed runway. according to the flight tracking website flight aware four hundred flights are canceled for today nationwide. we just checked in with sfo, flights going to chicago are in a ground delay program which means delays of about 90 minutes or so. >> all right. a last ditch republican effort against the defense secretary nominee. the letter republicans sent to the president plus, the leading republican who is now supporting chuck hagel. >> big money going to an east bay boxing club. the proathlete behind the donation.
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. beautiful looking friday. little cold out there for some. it'll rebound and we will see upper 50s, low to mid60s. warmer on sunday. >> thank you. millions of workers and hundreds of federally funded agencies are preparing for some big changes. the so-called sequester cuts are set to kick in a week. economists warn jobs are on the line. >> reporter: california's 170,000 federal civil workers face furloughs and pay cuts and now a study shows more than
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200,000 california ans overall could loose their jobs. the economists behind that same study fear that the unemployment rate could go up by 1.5%. others are more conversative and a only a .25% increase. this job loss isn't enough for republicans and democrats to come together at least not yet. over the next decade house republicans want 115 billion in cuts. democrats want 110 billion in cuts and tax increases. democrats would allow seqeestration to kick in next year. >> you may not like when he have proposed but at least let us have a vote in the house of representatives. come back here, call the congress into session and let's have a vote. >> reporter: some lawmakers in washington but congress is on a break and they don't have to return until monday, that gives them just four days to come up with a plan to avoid the
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sweeping cuts. live in washington. ktvu channel 2news. >> thank you. there is potential new trouble for santa clara county supervisor. the mercury news report there is are new questions about his financial dealings with a university in sunnyvale. according to the investigation he may have misrepresented a consulting fee that he collected from the university when he filled out a reporting form. the university faces it's own troubles because of its reported history of donating to politicians in an attempt to gain favors. he is already under investigation for alleged expense account abuses. a jury will get the corruption cease against oscar hernandez the former mayor of bell. he is among six accused of misusing funds. his attorney said that he
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couldn't read and didn't know his $100,000 salary for his part time position was to high and illegal. >> 15 republican senators are pressuring the president to withdraw his nomination of chuck hadgel for defense secretary. the former nebraska senator is expected to be confirmed next week. in a letter to the president republicans say that the vote will be unprecedented because of the almost unanimous republican opposition to him but a form bob doyle is urging republicans to vote for him calling him a great leader. former secretary of state mad lynn albright is here in the bay area. she is being hosted by the commonwealth club. the first she will be at the fairmont hotel in san francisco for a lunch program, a reception and a book signing and then in the evening she is appearing in palo alto.
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she is promoting her new book a personal story about remembrance and war 1937 to 1948. the pope is not only leaving the vatican but he is leaving twitter behind. the pope is set to close his the on february 27th the day before he officially steps down as pope. the pope only opened his account two and a half months ago and he has been tweeting in nine languages ever since. generating about 2 million followers. >> the east oakland boxing association has received a donation that's a real knock out. the east oakland boxing association has helped hundreds of young boxers over the past 25 years. yesterday the golden state warrior carl landry said he is teaming up with the good sports sporting good chain and they have donating more than $10,000
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in sports and gym equipment. >> any time you can interact with the community and give back to the people that give -- are supporting you and cheering for you while you are ono the floor. it feels good. >> reporter: the money will help them in their fight for survival. they have been dealing a drastic funding short fall. the two women set to make history in mma. >> authorities in santa clara want your help. they want to track down a bank robber who has targeted five banks since last five. he is described as a white man in his 30s, between 5'6'' and 6 feet tall with a muscular build. the they were in san jose,
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saratoga and santa clara. a man in prison for almost seven years for a shooting could be released today. the attorneys for ronald ross have argued he was a victim of inept police work and lying witnesses who have since changed their stories. now alameda county prosecutors agree that his conviction should be overturned. they are asking the court to set him free. a judge may decide to do that. schools in san francisco could get up to four thousand dollars per student under a new proposal by the governor. the funding increases would be phased in over a five year period and won't be given out evenly statewide. school district was a higher percent of low income students and english language learners would get more francisco has al english language learners and 28,000 low income students. this proposal will also give districts more local control
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over how they spend their money. >> pg&e said it'll not go along with a north bay city's ban on its smart meters. the city council approved the ban yesterday and it went into effect immediately. the city said that the smart meters pose potential health risks but pg&e said that it'll continue to install them since customers have the option of paying fees to keep their old style meters. two chp helicopter pilots came to the rescue of a hiker who was being stalked by a mountain lion. it happened last weekend on the popular stevens trail near colfax. the hiker made a frantic call saying the mountain lion was moving in on him. the pilot found him waving a flash light with a mountain lion just 20 feet away. the sound of the chopper probably saved the man's life. >> i have never scared off a mountain lion before.
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>> i shudder to think what would have happened if he didn't have a cell phone or something to call for help. >> a state fish and wildlife warden later went to the hiking trail to put up warning signs but he said he was forced to shoot and kill the lioo n when it aggressively approached him. >> you can imagine that? >> she is an -- the new book by the chief operating officer of facebook. >> time to make those weekend plans. steve paulson will tell us if there is any rain in the bay area forecast. . >> good morning. traffic on 237 is a little slow as you cross 880. we will tell you more about the morning drive and the bay weather. mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
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. two women are about to make history in the worm of mma. they are about to be the first female fighters to compete in a ufc match up. they sat down yesterday and shared their thoughts on this moment. >> this is a dream come true this is something that what i first got into mma i thought of being a part of history. >> i have seen a lot of feedback saying a lot of girls are watching their first fight or pulling together to have a fight party. i think this is -- bringing a lot of new fans in as well. >> prior to starting their mma
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careers, one won a bronze medal in judo at the olympics,s others a former marine. they will face off saturday night at the honda center in anaheim and the fight is only available on pay per view. >> lots of an anticipation for the book by one of silicon's valley's most powerful women. she is the chief operating officer of facebook. her book called lean in will come out on march 11th. she wants to help women move ahead in the high tech world. lean in refers to women leaning in to circles or groups and sharing their experiences and how they succeed and even fail. sal is back. check on the drive one more time. >> that's right. we are looking at just a lot of things and we have seen a lot of improvement which is always nice and it tends to happen on friday. this drive gets busier on 880. it's backed up from about 238 and gets better just shy of
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downtown oakland. this morning's drive is going to be busy at the toll plaza for five minutes, not that bad. if you are driving in the -- in the livermore valley westbound 580, slow in main part but that's about all. let's go to is he. >> thank you. a happy friday. we have clear skies, severe clear, just sent out a tweet on the visible satellite. there is hardly anything around us. just a few low clouds off the coast. system in the top of the screen will make a bit of an impact but not a lot of the 60 san rafael. 62 today, one degree better for san francisco, 63 concord and san jose jumping from 58 to 62, lots of 30s this morning starting to bounce off the morning lows but still cold, 30s but end up with upper 50s, 60's . we will get some clouds and the cooldown but maybe light rain. lake county. i doubt much else happens but the cooler pattern and partly
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cloudy skies, 50s to low 60s and warmer on sunday. >> all right. the investigation goes on in las vegas. yesterday's deadly shooting and crash right ono the vegas strip. we will take you live to vegas on the possible motive and the search for a suspect. >> and a busy roadway in the peninsula is back open at this hour after police investigation into a deadly crash. we will have new video and new information about the victim. >> and we are live in san francisco where san francisco police are warning the chinese community about a scam.
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. welcome back. time flow 8:29. now this morning a redwood city road shut down after a deadly crash. claudine wong has been on bayshore road and the police are saying the road may reopen. >> reporter: as you can see it just reopened in the last several minutes. you can see traffic already moving through here at a pretty good clip. really the only thing that's left of the police tape that was up are the flair that were below it. we want to show you video we shot in the last half hour. this is new video of the car that was involved in the car crash being towed. it's deceiving when you see it because you can't see a lot of damage but the driver side door very damaged by this accident that ejected the driver and killed her. i did talk to the victim's family when they were here. they just came and wanted to be by the scene.
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they said she was just 20, would have celebrated her 21st berth day 21st birthday in july. she was on her way home when it happened. i want to show you video because it gives you another perspective. police say that the car actually hit a fire hydrant and a power pole ejecting the driver before then ending up in front of the business here along bayshore road. they did take quite a while to take measurements. they said the accident scene stretched the length of two football fields. so it took a while to take all the measurements and get the investigation wrapped up here. again. a single car crash taking the life of one person. family members say that the victim just 20 years old and was on her way home. live in redwood city. >> all right. in overnight news a lot of unanswered questions remained about an overnight crash in newark that hurt a woman.
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it happened about midnight. police say the woman's car crashed into two parked cars, then it hit a tree. she was rushed to a hospital, we don't know her condition. so far the police aren't saying much but they say that they want to know if another car left the scene of that crash. say san jose's chili finger lady is back in jail accused of cooking up a new story. she went to prison for planting a cut off finger in a bowl of wendy's chili to try to extort money from them. she is now accused of lying to protect her adult son who was found with a wounded ankle. prosecutors say that the two made up a story about two men shooting him. later they found evidence that he shot hippings. her son has a previous conviction. >> homicide detectives in
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oakland are looking for suspects in a deadly shooting. it happened around nine last night at 79th and mcarthur boulevard. police found the victim inside a car that was riddled with bullets. family members say that victim was a man in his late 30s, still not clear what led up to the gun fire. >> new this morning san francisco police warning the asian community. there is a scam and it's targeting older chinese people. brian flores is in san francisco now. tell us about this scam brian. >> reporter: you know the scam is actually been happening for months. according to the police. its been going on for at least a year or longer. with the new year parade tomorrow thousands of people will be on the streets, they hope the community is a ware and knowledgeable of the scam so others aren't victims. what the scam does is it involves preying on fears in chinese culture. a group, may three or four women will try to talk to
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another woman who is walking alone on foot. they get to know the victim and then gain their trust. now somewhere in the conversation one of the suspects will tell the victim that one of their family members is sick or cursed and that the only way to get rid of the illness is to hand over jewelry or cash. the suspects will put the items in a bag, do a blessing or ceremony and then give the victim another bag full of worthless items. they will then tell the victim not to open the bag until they get home for it to work. this has happened to at least 15 victims in the bay area and they believe it's continuing now. >> they will contact the victim, on the street, and at some point make them believe that they have -- or either the victim themselves are in harm's way or someone close to them in their family will be injured or killed because they have bad spirits or evil spirits lurking around them. >> reporter: now there have
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been some arrests, act six people in may, four last november. police say that just continues and that the suspects are mostly from china and they say the cases aren't just regular gated to the bay area. las vegas, chicago, boston and seattle all have cases. it's believed this type of scam is well organized. they are hoping that the community hears it, especially with the big events happening this weekend. we are live in san francisco, brian flores. ktvu channel 2news. >> the biggest chinese new year parade outside of asia takes place tomorrow night in san francisco. check that out. yesterday san francisco city hall was already in the new year mood but this traditional dragon dance. the mayor said that according to tradition romance is a part of the year of the snake. the parade has become a channel two contractation as well. you can see it all tomorrow
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night. julie will be the host. we will also stream the parade live right on your smart phone and your tablet and tori and all the rest of us will be there. >> steve and sal and pam and lot of folks. let's check in with sal. >> improved quite a bit. that is nice if you are trying to get into san francisco and you have been able to hang out at home for a little bit its paying off there. are no major problems on the way into san francisco. this is kind of normal for a friday. this delay is about five minutes and metering lights and that's it. no problems in san francisco itself. this is northbound 101. a picture of the traffic up to the downtown area. with no major issues. if you are driving on northbound 101 in san jose it's slow there.
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northbound 280 near 85 there is a crash clearing there. now let's go to steve. >> all right. thank you. mostly clear skies, maybe little high cloud or two. overall cold this morning. 30s, 40s, breezy some of the higher elevations, not as bad as yesterday. good system but look where it's going. it's heading northward. we will get the western edge. give us low clouds and higher clouds, mainly saturday morning. could be some light rain, lake county and then snow shafta, little up toward sierra. again the bulk is going north and east and diving into northern arizona. we will get cool air today. sunny, nice, temperatures, 30s, 40s to 50s, that one antiocho at 50, not faraway. much colder, must be a little breeze. half moon bay at 48, 45 san francisco, sfo and oakland. high pressure strong enough to keep most of this next system out of the picture. it'll give us a cooldown on saturday but by sunday comes back and looks like sun and warmer temperatures will take us into next week.
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today sunny. slightly warmer for some. upper 50s. low 60s. plenty of sun and then tonight that system will increase the low clouds and we will be on the wefts eastern edge. early in the morning maybe a little bit of drizzle and most of it stays north. one forecast model says yes, the other says nothing. i believe the one that says nothing. 50s and 60s. near average for this time of year. we were way below on tuesday with upper 40s. cooler, cloudy and saturday morning and then cool and breezy tomorrow night. bundle up. sunny, warmer, especially monday, tuesday. >> police in guatemala getting ready to go into a remote area where residents say there was a fierce gun battle. they said one of the dead men looks like mexico's most wanted drug lords worth about $1 billion. officials say they haven't confirm that a shoot out actually happened. so far they haven't seen any
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shooting victims. >> a search continues for the suspect in a deadly shooting that trigger aid fiery crash on the las vegas strip. the story we told you about yesterday. the cab driver and passenger died in the crash and the gun fire killed an oakland native. dave lawrence is live to let us know how taxi drivers paying try but to the victims. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, it was 4:20 where cab drivers gathered behind me, right where this accident happened about 24 hours before and they had vigil, got together and had a moment of silence and now a memorial still sits there as tribute and we understand from the desert cab company, the company that michael bolden works for they has a collection going on for him at his place of employment. a sad thing for all of them but this 24 hours after the tragic accident of a fiery crash on
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the las vegas strip. it had the strip shut down for more than 15 hours. we believe that's the longest closure of all time as a matter of fact. a tragic event. shooting leads to a six car crash and kills a rapper from oakland and that cab driver and his family certainly devastated and still trying to recover. >> like someone taken a bat and hit new the back of your head. it's the worse. feeling. it's bad. it's just bad. >> >> reporter: obviously the family completely torn up about this. the search for the black suv continues. again that was a black range rover and the search is now a multistate search. not only in california, also here in nevada but also utah, many states on alert to look for this black range rover with
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temporary paper tags, not regular license plates, that's something that everybody should be on the look out for and lass vegas place say they should treat the suspects as armed and dangerous and be very careful if you see them but do call police. >> dare lawrence reporting live. thank you. >> olympic track star accused of murder out of jail. the first pictures of him leave the courthouse just hours ago. and the conditions of his bail. >> and the crane collapse on the san francisco bay. the many questions around the near disaster. . >> we are live where students not leaving their overnight sit in. we will tell what you they are demanding the chancellor next.
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. stocks are higher following a two day dea klein. markets browns back after a split between federal reserve officials over whether to push forward with stimulus program origin weaponing the nation off them. taking a live look at the big board the dow up 59, the nasdaq 12. >> let's update you on some of the other top stories we are
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following for you. now we have the first pictures of the olympic track star and murder suspect leaving a south african court. he is in the backseat of that car driving past photographers. under his bail agreement he can't go back to his home and he has to give up his passport and put up $113 in american money. no date on when his trial will start but he is due back in court in june. police are going over surveillance video as they look for a hit and run driver as they collided with that bus in san jose. it happened in tulle and east capitol. the driver ran away but left his car behind. one bus passenger suffered minor injuries. dozens of demonstrators are awake this morning after they took over a campus building, it was a protest that started late
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yesterday. tara has been on the story since early this morning. >> reporter: just seconds ago the girl you see came down the stairs and said that the chancellor has agreed to meet with five of the students to discuss the group's demands. they are asking -- they say they weren't going to leave until they heard back new now that they have heard they will be probably leaving here. the students spent the night this their sleeping bags after attending a rally yesterday afternoon. the chief of police looked on. demonstrators say there has been a lack of open communication between students and the administration which is imposing cuts to services and staff in an effort to fend off losing it's accreditation. >> so far we have the run around from administration and we don't want this to happen
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again. >> reporter: now the school has until march 15th to submit its plan and the report must show that the cool is taking steps to reduce the number of campuses and high non- instructional faculty costs. the students here have done quite a bit of research however and they say that the committee is going overboard in order to push an online college agenda. back here live you can see they are still talking to the students here. looks like they will most likely leave soon which means the campus police can also leave. we are live in san francisco. ktvu channel 2news. >> thank you. there are still a lot of questions about what caused a crane to collapse at the bay bridge. pam cook is in the studio with the impact on traffic and the opening of the eastern span. >> reporter: good morning. the good news is that the crane accident is not affecting traffic and it's not going to affect the opening much the new bay bridge span which is set for labor day weekend. it's now a federal
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investigation and we have been told that it could take up to six months to determine exactly how it happened and whether or not there will be any penalties or fines. >> there are potentially significant safety issues, both for the operators of the cranes and for any of the worker that may be work close to those cranes. >> reporter: the crane was working to remove temporary support structures on the new eastern span of the bay bridge when fell. it happened as the crane was trying to remove a huge steel beam that. also put a hole in the barge but fortunately no oil spilled out in to the water and nobody was seriously hurt. we have a slide show of the crane collapse if you want to take a closer look. it's on the website. just go to the website and look for the bay area news tab. the team and damaged barge have been taken to oakland for the investigation. >> thank you.
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the president's nonprofit group is holding events today across the country in support of the president's gun violence reduction plan. this day of action is the first national mobilization since the group organizing for action was launched in january. volunteers who help the president get ree electricked are now trying to help him get his policies through congress. today's events include rallies, phone banks and individual its. here in the bay area several events taking place today as part of the day of action. at 11:00 a press conference is scheduled in front of congressman barbara lee's office in oakland to voice support for the president's gun violence reduction plan. at five there will be a vigil to end gun violence at the larkspur ferry terminal and it's six in palo alto a vigil. and california has some of the toughest gun laws in the country including a ban on assault weapons. but there is a growing number
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of illegal weapons coming in to the state. many of them are from nevada where there are very few restrictions on firearms. we went undercover at a gun show in reno. we spoke to one man who wrongly claimed that we could walk away with a semi automatic weapon for $1,800 in cash. >> if you did buy it how would it work for him to be able to --. >> register online. serial number. >> is there a background check? >> nope. >> you have the cash? you can just take it and go? >> take it and go. >> california residents who buy a gun in nevada must have their purchase shipped from a federally licensed dealer to one in california and of course that is only for gun that are legal. >> felony charges being filed against the former owner of peanut corporation of america. the justice department dated the man and some of his employees saying they
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conspiracied to hide the fact that some of the company's products were contaminated with salmonella. they now face charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. nine people died and hundreds more were sick with food poisoning after eating peanut butter and other products made by the company. the family of a central valley boy who died at lucille packard children's hospital is using his death to help others. family of the 10-year-old is asking for blood donations on his facebook page. he died this earlier this month. blood supplies ran low for his rare blood type. people started donating blood after hearing about him. 199 units of his rare blood type have already been donated. >> the princess project is still collecting dresses for this year's prom season.
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they said it gave away nearly 100 dresses last year and they still need your gently used gowns, jewelry, purses and other accessories. dress give aways will be held in san francisco and silicon valley next month. >> you will notice something different at this year's contract academy awards. the models who normally hand out the awards have been replaced with film students. six college students across the country won a contest to help present the academy award statues this year. more than 1100 submitted videos and he is aces. they will get a makeover before they walk across the big stage this sunday. oscar nominated palestine film maker got a unusual welcome at lax in los angeles on his way to the event leading up to oscar night. his movie five broken cameras
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is competing for best documentary. he was threatened being deported before being allowed in to the united states. he and his family were held for several hours before they were released. his movie is about five-years of protests against land seized by israeli forces in the occupied west bank. >> a major snowstorm slams the midwest. this video shows just how dangerous it is on the roads. >> good morning. westbound 237. we have slow traffic there as you cross 880. we will tell you more about the morning drive straight ahead. atever you want, baby.
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. take a look at this video from kansas city missouri, cameras captured a bus, there it is. fish tailing out of control in a turn and, boom, there it goes. it crashes in to ia light pole. the roads are so slick that the city had to shut bus service down. no word on any injuries from that particular accident. this is a result of the major snowstorm we have been telling you about that's been dumping as many as 14 inches of snow. >> the larkspur ferry is so popular with people that it can't keep up with the demand. during the workweek spaces on the ferry sell out and the parking lots fill up. the ferry operators have some new ideas, they include adding another ferry boat for the busy morning and as for parking they may soon charge for it and build a parking garage at or
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near the terminal. oakland mayor will be hosting a big party at the lake later this morning. they will celebrate the reopening of a 750-foot section of the channel. the boats will sale from the channel into the lake for the first time in 140 years. it's the first of a series of projects to reconnect the lake to the oakland esutuary and the bay. >> one more time let's check in with sal. >> it's a little bit slow on 880 northbound heading up to the coliseum. i still think it's improving quite a bit. when you get to the bay bridge you will see a small delay, act five minutes, it's not a big problem. san francisco that looks good. getting up to the 80 split. >> thank you. lots of n

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